Gebrselassie and Abera out of London Marathon Welcome! › Forums › Running Forum › Gebrselassie and Abera out of London Marathon This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Ryan 13 years, 7 months ago. Author Posts April 6, 2005 at 12:29 am #3889 RyanKeymaster Ethiopians Haile Gebrselassie and Gezahegne Abera have withdrawn from the London Marathon because of injury. Double Olympic champion Gebreselassie has only just returned to training after tendonitis in his left Achilles tendon and has opted not to take part. Olympic and world champion Abera has failed to make a recovery after undergoing tendon surgery last autumn. BBC Sport article Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.